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Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to inaugurate Coptic cathedral after bomb blast

Egypt’s president will inaugurate the country’s biggest cathedral on Coptic Christmas Eve Sunday, a day after a deadly bomb blast near a church in a country where jihadists have repeatedly targeted Christians.

Police officer killed defusing bomb at church

A policeman was killed while trying to dismantle an explosive device outside a Coptic church in Egypt on Saturday, a security source said.

Court jails 65 suspected IS jihadists

The alleged cell had members in various parts of impoverished upper Egypt and was led by an “emir” Mostafa Ahmed Abdelaal.

Pope Francis expresses ‘pain’ over attack on Coptic Christians

Pope Francis said he was pained Sunday over an attack, claimed by Islamic State, on Coptic Christians in Egypt which left seven dead.
Nineteen suspected jihadists linked to a deadly attack on Coptic Christians in central Egypt have been killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Egypt police kill 19 jihadist suspects linked to Copt attack

Nineteen suspected jihadists linked to a deadly attack on Coptic Christians in central Egypt have been killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said Sunday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 10, 2017 mourners carry a large cross and the coffin of one of the victims of the blast at the Coptic Christian Saint Mark's church in Alexandria the previous day during a funeral procession at the Monastery of Marmina in the city of Borg El-Arab, east of Alexandria. - An Egyptian military court on October 11, 2018 sentenced 17 people to death over a series of suicide bombings of churches claimed by the Islamic State group that left dozens dead. Another 19 people were handed life prison terms and 10 were sentenced to between 10 and 15 years, judicial and security officials said. (Photo by MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP)

Major attacks against Egypt’s Christians

Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population, have repeatedly come under attack by Islamic extremists.

Seven dead in attack on bus carrying Christians

Gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing seven in the latest assault on a religious minority repeatedly targeted by jihadists.

Egyptian court sentences 3 men to death for 2013 violence

An Egyptian court has sentenced three men to death and another 41 to life imprisonment for their part in a 2013 attack on a police station south of Cairo.

Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry has announced the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo.

Egypt struggles against population ‘catastrophe’

Ali Abdelaziz sees children as a "gift from God", so much so that he has 10 of his own, even as Egypt's government struggles to stem a "catastrophic" population boom.

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